PHOTOS: EPB Christmas Window Display

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - by Mark Herndon

The EPB’s elves worked for more than a month to prepare for the unveiling of the organization’s Holiday windows, a downtown tradition dating back more than 60 years.

The unveiling of “Gig City Holidays” took place Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m.—just in time for families to enjoy the windows as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Display windows facing the Market Street side of EPB’s downtown headquarters depict Santa, Mrs.

Claus and their elves vacationing in the Gig City. Meanwhile, the windows facing Broad Street portray characters enjoying life in the North Pole, even tele-conferencing with their friends on holiday in Chattanooga.

Nearly 50 EPB employees worked to design and create the window scenes which were inspired by the company’s commitment to the community it serves. "The windows are EPB’s way of saying ‘happy holidays’ to the community,” said Angela Taylor, EPB’s Manager of Field Services. “We all love seeing families enjoying the displays."

Holiday Windows by the Numbers

Nearly 20,000 energy efficient LED’s are used throughout the displays. The window displays feature over 40 moving characters, from elves to snow people to critters of all kinds.

This year’s window displays include over 40 lighted trees.

The holiday windows will remain on display until early January.

(Information provided by the EPB.)

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